Vox Populi, our weekly live chat on the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT. Hope to see you then!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Murph!
AdLib 7 days ago
I am here early…..what can we do to get some more of the old gang here? I miss the diversity of views and the great depth of experience that the dozen or so of us brought here week in and week out…
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
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MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Summer is always a slower time, some folks get a bit busy.
AdLib 7 days ago
How are things your way?
AdLib 7 days ago
I hope so. Are you still in contact with most of that gang?
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Yes, along with leaves, I think some will return in The Fall.
AdLib 7 days ago
Going ok. Tammy is doing well in Il. In Mo. Trump is only up by 1. Statewide, the Dem slate is a competent one. Several local elections have seen the right wingers go down in defeat especially in law enforcement.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
That’s very encouraging. It’s still remarkable to me that MO is in play!
AdLib 7 days ago
And counting on Tammy to win! We need that Senate back, may have more than one SCOTUS judge to replace.
AdLib 7 days ago
Reid said that the Dems may get rid of the filibuster for the most part if they retake The Senate.
AdLib 7 days ago
I am generally so sour on our governmental structure that I embrace any effort to shake up the lockdown we now have.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
The filibuster has to go. I know that can stop Dems from blocking while they’re not in the majority but it means things can actually get done when they are. And as long as we focus on keeping a Dem in the WH…
AdLib 7 days ago
It should be reformed so it can only be used in great moderation, as it always was used before Obama was elected.
AdLib 7 days ago
Return the filibuster to its original form….the floor must be held by the Senator wanting to put himself on the line….have a means of stopping even that after a period of time…maybe the 60 vote super majority.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
And only for certain functions, maybe passing a budget and certain other select situations. It should not be allowed broadly.
AdLib 7 days ago
Agreed.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Can you imagine how heavily McConnell is drinking nowadays?
AdLib 7 days ago
The sullen silence from the establishment GOP is stunning…an gin buzz is he only sanctuary.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
What do you think about The House being flipped?
AdLib 7 days ago
I saw a pundit saying that he thought only the LA Times polls are correct, which are widely oversampling Repubs (The Times is a conservative paper now). I think polls are underestimating the Latino and black turnout. Trump is energizing the whole Dem base.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad…still very unlikely….gerrymandering…but in a wave election they could close. I think that the GOP strategy has shifted to limiting the damage of a foregone Trump loss. The coverage of her “scandals” is a key to this. Today we revisit the FBI investigation as if it is new info. Last week it was the Clinton Foundation (which has now apparently blown over as the AP report was riddled with holes.)
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
OH YEAH! It’s Labor Day Friday! We may not have as many folks here tonight but hang in there!
AdLib 7 days ago
Yes, it seems so obvious and predictable that the MSM would do its best to try and pull Hillary’s numbers down to try and force a tighter race. There is NOTHING in the FBI release of its report that is damaging, nothing in the CGI that is, the manipulation seems so obvious!
AdLib 7 days ago
I will give it a bit more time….but I had planned an early night….I spent the day at a nursing home helping friends deal with the need to change the level of care for their father. Bureaucracy!
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hey folks! What is this…tres hombres?
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
The MSM promoted the Hillary “health” BS too. Everything including the kitchen sink.
AdLib 7 days ago
Hola, Senor KT! Have a taco?
AdLib 7 days ago
Hi glenn!
AdLib 7 days ago
i’d love one! Thanks!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
One report out tonight is that the FBI release was actually pushed by its lawyers who expect the GOP to release info from those documents in dribs and drabs intending to make things look as bad as possible.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hi Glenn and KT…
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Senora Glenn in da casa!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Cuatro almas sabias!
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph – Hillary’s campaign wanted the FBI report released fully for the same reason. Smart. The Repubs would have distorted it completely, just releasing exaggerations from it. Now, they can’t!
AdLib 7 days ago
Yo esta aqui! Como esta?
glenn

7 days ago
Esta bien, mi amiga!
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad….well, they can and will but there will be a quick comeback.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Maddow on in the background, saying Trump would need 47% of Latinos to win. He was at 19% before his “Hate Latinos and their Taco Trucks” speech this week so that will go down. He is toast.
AdLib 7 days ago
I can’t believe they’re still beating that dead horse. Mui loco.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Murph–according to a few reports I read, the repubs had already started “leaking” from the FBI notes; which the FBI said would be a crime. I think the FBI released them to save their republican colleagues from having to face charges of releasing classified information
glenn

7 days ago
Side note: I was at a meeting for the election….and there were four black pastors there…ALL really angry at Trump’s upcoming appearances at “black” churches…and angrier with black surrogates speaking for him….
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Glenn…another take on the release…hmmmm
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I saw a black guy on MSNBC stumping for Trump. Sad, very sad.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Murph – I’ll bet Hillary rebounds into a bigger and firmer lead after the first debate. Trump will come at her like a psycho killer but she’ll take him down and he’ll look horrible.
AdLib 7 days ago
Murph–did you see trump’s scripted list of questions and answers for his church appearance? Plus, he’s not meeting the parishioners, just the pastor in a pre-scripted interview.
glenn

7 days ago
I think HIllary “the prosecutor,” will be there, come debate night.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
AND…one of the church’s he is appearing at….well, it’s the hall attached to the parish and he rented it…the pastor is tweeting that he and his congregation have nothing to do with it.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago